Glowing Skirt for Mac mini

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by clayj, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    That's pretty cool. It'd go great with my Griffin Powermate
     
  2. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    I've e-mailed them and asked for images of both the blue and white glowing skirts in the dark, so we can compare them... if they send me images, I'll post 'em here. (I think I'll get a white one, since blue would be out of place in my office.)
     
  3. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks great, but it uses up one of the two USB ports of the mini. It'd be great if it included a 4 or 6 port USB hub.
     
  4. GorillaPaws macrumors 6502a

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    It looks pretty cool, but then again you're wasting 50% of your available usb ports just to have a glowie thing under your computer. Seems kinda frivilous to me. Now if it doubled as a usb hub in the back.....

    edit: sorry... guess jrv3034 got to it before I could hit send.... well you know what they say about great minds. :D
     
  5. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    I guess that's why the cord's so long... if you have a hub, the cord can reach from it back to the Mac mini.

    If you're like me and are only using one USB port, it's not a problem. :)
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    Yeah, should be like the U.F.O. from XtremeMac that was made for the iMac G4. It had a both a USB and FW hub inside. And ports hidden behind sliding doors in the front.
     
  7. rdowns Suspended

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    Most useless accessory ever. As said earlier, it should have USB ports on it to make it functional.
     
  8. joey4127 macrumors 6502

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    This and their Grandstand concern me about heat dissipation. Apple seems to indicate that the top needs to be clear of obstructions for cooling.
     
  10. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    The Mini Tower is pretty cool too. Needs more LEDs though..
     
  11. JoeUK macrumors member

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    That's worse than chav cars with glowy lights on the bottom.
     
  12. Marina macrumors newbie

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    Wow, these gadgets are very nice! I especially like the stand, so it can stand vertical.
     
  13. Peyote macrumors 6502a

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    No, the top needs to not have any metal devices on top, because they obstruct wireless signals. The mini is cooled with intake ports on the bottom, and a exit port on the back. The top has nothing to do with cooling
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That tower is giving me shades of the Cube! :) But probably not quite as pretty.
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the monitor stands are great for the mini, imo, they are very functional and make great sense if you ask me, now i just need to save my $ and get a nice monitor and a mini, or maybe ill just go with an imac G5 who knows
     
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    I can see it now. Someone, in a backroom somewhere, is figuring out how to put a Mac mini (or two or three) into a Cube case...
     
  17. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I thought! The monitor stand looks to be quite functional (aside from the heat dissipation issue) but the 'skirt' strikes me as frivolous accessorising.
     
  18. stoid macrumors 601

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a Mac Mini should fit nicely in that clear riser underneath the Cube. :D

    Quick Photoshop, but I think I got the dimensions pretty close.
     

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  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i would think that the mini would be too tall, but i then again i could be wrong about that
     
  20. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    i believe there were real pictures of a mini in that exact position under a Cube... i think it fits just fine
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Looks very cool. I look the blue look. Also at a good price of $29.95.
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Here is an article...hmmm...it might yet be more fun to take the Cube out and put in four or five Minis.... :) Although it's slightly undersized compared to the cube footprint. Clearly yet another case where Apple has not considered the needs of the enthusiast. :rolleyes:

    http://android8.users.whitehat.dk/wordpress/index.php?p=301
     
  23. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well then, that is totally my mistake i see, i have yet to see a mini in person so i didnt know how it would work with a cute, it would be cool if you could stack minis, but i doubt that would be good for the machine
     

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